NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two men have been arrested on New York charges accusing them of cheating NHL players with investment fraud schemes.
Philip Kenner and Tommy Constantine were arrested on Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz. The names of their attorneys were not immediately available.
Court papers identify Kenner as a financial adviser to several current and former hockey players.
They accuse him of conning his clients into investing in phony real estate and other ventures.
Prosecutors say Kenner also got the players to invest in a company run by Constantine.
They allege the men diverted the money into their own bank accounts to pay for personal expenses.
One of the alleged victims, according to the New York Daily News, is Bryan Berard, who played with the Rangers and the Islanders during his 13-year NHL career.
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